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What is the difference between: raise before and raise behind!?

    • rooock
      Joined: 15.01.2010 Posts: 1
      In the short stack strategy it is mentioned how to play when there is raise before or after you but I do not underestand the difference between when exactly one player has raised before you and when there was a raise behind you.

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    • Teyiebuns
      Joined: 17.12.2009 Posts: 60
      Raise before means, it comes to your turn, and a player has raised before you. You need to decide whether to continue in the hand, cause your opponent has shown strength.

      Raise after you, implies you have a decent hand and perhaps you have already raised. The player after you has raised, and now you have a decision whether to continue in the hand.

      You will either fold, and give up the hand [77, 88, 99 + AQ + AJ + KQ, for example]

      Or go all-in [TT+ & AK], depending on the strength of the hand.

      With weaker hands like AQ,AJ,77, etc. you raise before because your hand shows some strength and you need more money in the pot to make it worthwhile, but you don't want to commit any more money to the pot if your opponent is showing even more strength than you by re-raising you.

      I hope that makes sense, lol.

      Or to explain it another way, there are fourthings that can happen with SSS.

      It's your turn and:

      1.) noone has raised before you
      2.) someone has raised before you
      3.) more than one person have raised before you (e.g. a re-raise has happened - in this case you fold, cept AA/KK)
      4.) you already raised your hand, but some has now re-raised you, and you have to decide whether to go all-in.

      The question you originally had is the difference between scenario 2/3 and scenario 4.